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Synonyms for initiation
ɪˌnɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. initiation, induction, installation(noun)

    a formal entry into an organization or position or office

    "his initiation into the club"; "he was ordered to report for induction into the army"; "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"

    Synonyms:
    evocation, foundation, induction, instauration, installing, generalization, creation, elicitation, installation, generalisation, instalment, inductive reasoning, knowledgeability, institution, trigger, inductance, founding, innovation, installment, knowledgeableness, origination, introduction, facility

  2. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration(noun)

    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

    "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"

    Synonyms:
    cosmos, foundation garment, founding, entry, groundwork, unveiling, instauration, invention, base, substructure, excogitation, introduction, presentation, creative activity, fundament, intro, world, asylum, knowledgeableness, innovation, understructure, foundation, conception, universe, trigger, installation, knowledgeability, foot, existence, first appearance, grounding, design, institution, launching, mental home, origination, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, macrocosm, cornerstone, origin, debut, induction, basis, inception, insertion, establishment, mental hospital, intromission, creation, insane asylum

  3. knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, initiation(noun)

    wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge

    "his knowledgeability impressed me"; "his dullness was due to lack of initiation"

    Synonyms:
    trigger, installation, innovation, knowledgeableness, founding, knowledgeability, instauration, creation, institution, foundation, induction, origination, introduction

  4. trigger, induction, initiation(noun)

    an act that sets in motion some course of events

    Synonyms:
    elicitation, foundation, induction, evocation, introduction, generalization, creation, installation, generalisation, inductive reasoning, knowledgeability, institution, trigger, inductance, founding, gun trigger, instauration, knowledgeableness, origination, innovation

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. initiation

    The Latin commencement is more formal than the Saxon beginning, as the verb commence, is more formal than begin. Commencement is for the most part restricted to some form of action, while beginning has no restriction, but may be applied to action, state, material, extent, enumeration, or to whatever else may be conceived of as having a first part, point, degree, etc. The letter A is at the beginning (not the commencement) of every alphabet. If we were to speak of the commencement of the Pacific Railroad, we should be understood to refer to the enterprise and its initiatory act; if we were to refer to the roadway we should say "Here is the beginning of the Pacific Railroad." In the great majority of cases begin and beginning are preferable to commence and commencement as the simple, idiomatic English words, always accurate and expressive. "In the beginning was the word," John i, 1. An origin is the point from which something starts or sets out, often involving, and always suggesting causal connection; as, the origin of evil; the origin of a nation, a government, or a family. A source is that which furnishes a first and continuous supply, that which flows forth freely or may be readily recurred to; as, the source of a river; a source of knowledge; a source of inspiration; fertile land is a source (not an origin) of wealth. A rise is thought of as in an action; we say that a lake is the source of a certain river, or that the river takes its rise from the lake. Motley wrote of "The Rise of the Dutch Republic." Fount, fountain, and spring, in their figurative senses, keep close to their literal meaning. Compare CAUSE.

    See synonyms for END.

    Synonyms:
    arising, beginning, commencement, fount, fountain, inauguration, inception, opening, origin, outset, rise, source, spring, start

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. initiation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    introduction, admission, entrance

  2. initiation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    instruction, indoctrination

  3. initiation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    beginning, inauguration

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How to use initiation in a sentence?

  1. Alessandro Marcon:

    It was not surprising to see the lowest rates of smoking initiation in North European countries, which are at the forefront of tobacco control policies and research on smoking.

  2. North Europe.Tobacco:

    In girls from West Europe -- Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland -- the rate of smoking initiation in young adolescents reached the rate observed in late adolescents, age 16 to 20, around year 2005, although for the latter group the rate was declining.

  3. Cometan:

    Can you see the task we have been set? The ultimate exploration is before us, waiting for its initiation.

  4. Enrique Peña-Nieto:

    I desire, I wish that the part with Canada will be materializing in a very concrete fashion, and we can have an agreement the way we proposed it from the initiation of this renegotiating process, a tripartite.

  5. Rick Grucza:

    It’s quite likely that many of those who reported drinking regularly during their late teens went on to continue or escalate that habit throughout their adult life, in an ideal world, parents would both try to delay alcohol initiation until the late teens or early twenties and also try teach their kids to drink moderately and responsibly.


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